Risk determinants of acute mountain sickness in trekkers in the Nepali Himalaya: a 24-year follow-up.

  title={Risk determinants of acute mountain sickness in trekkers in the Nepali Himalaya: a 24-year follow-up.},
  author={Marion C McDevitt and Scott E McIntosh and George W Rodway and Jitsupa Peelay and Doug L Adams and Bengt Kayser},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  volume={25 2},
OBJECTIVE Exposure to altitude may lead to acute mountain sickness (AMS) in nonacclimatized individuals. We surveyed AMS prevalence and potential risk factors in trekkers crossing a 5400-m pass in Nepal and compared the results with those of 2 similar studies conducted 12 and 24 years earlier. METHODS In April 2010, 500 surveys were distributed to English-speaking trekkers at 3500 m on their way to 5400 m, of which 332 (66%) surveys were returned complete. Acute mountain sickness was… CONTINUE READING


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